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Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces

3 November 2013

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces

We’ll be taking a look at the most famous kissing art pieces in history!

If you’re reading this article it is clear you have a thing for art and you appreciate it!

That is why we took one of the most incredible gestures of love: “the kiss” and made a special gallery of the most well known art that depicts it.

The pieces are from all around the world but in all of them one thing is portrait above everything: Love

I think that’s enough for an introduction, now let’s take a look at the most famous pieces of art about kissing!

Pablo Picasso – Kiss – 1969

Pablo Picasso’s lovers share a passionate love outside the bedroom, the image being depicted with spontaneous brush strokes! This piece captures the artist’s joy of life just before his 86th birthday.

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Pablo Picasso - Kiss - 1969
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Pablo Picasso – Kiss – 1969

René Magritte – The Lovers – 1928

This piece of art evokes a strange sense of mystery, the passion is there but they are unable to fully express it due to the pieces of cloth that cover their heads keeping them forever apart!

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: René Magritte - The Lovers - 1928
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: René Magritte – The Lovers – 1928

Constantin Brancusi – The Kiss  – 1908

Brancusi‘s masterpiece is a symbolic interpretation of a female and male body merging into one, their love captured eternally in stone!

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Constantin Brancusi - The Kiss  - 1908
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Constantin Brancusi – The Kiss – 1908

Marc Chagall – The Birthday – 1915

Marc Chagall created it for his beloved wife Bella as a gift for her anniversary! The 2 are represented floating in a bliss of love sparkled by the kiss.

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Marc Chagall - The Birthday - 1915
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Marc Chagall – The Birthday – 1915

Man Ray – Kiss – 1922

I know you were probably expecting only paintings and sculpture but Man Ray’s work is probably one of the most amazing in this set! This is actually a radyograph showing two people kissing with their hands overlaid on their faces.

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Man Ray - Kiss - 1922
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Man Ray – Kiss – 1922

Gustav Klimt – The Kiss – 1908

Gustav’s erotic masterpiece depicts is him and his redhead lover merged into one, their love taking the shape of a golden penis. This is one of the artists best and most iconic pieces!

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Gustav Klimt - The Kiss - 1908
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Gustav Klimt – The Kiss – 1908

Auguste Rodin – The Kiss – 1889

The Kiss portraits the 13th century Italian aristocrat Francesca da Rimini, who fell in love with her husbands brother Paolo. According to Dante’s Inferno, the husband found them out and killed both of them before they could consume their love! In this sculpture their lips don’t touch each other!

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Auguste Rodin - The Kiss - 1889
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Auguste Rodin – The Kiss – 1889

Jean-Léon Gérôme – Pygmalion and Galatea – 1890

His work presents Pygmalion creating a sculpture of Galatea, which in his vision is considered to be the perfect woman and brought to life by the goddess Venus and can now rest in the arms of it’s creator!

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Jean-Léon Gérôme - Pygmalion and Galatea - 1890
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Jean-Léon Gérôme – Pygmalion and Galatea – 1890

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – In Bed: The Kiss – 1892

Henri’s piece depicts two prostitutes locked into a gentle embrace in a bed. After finishing it the artist said: “This is better than anything else. It is the very epitome of sensual delight.”

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - In Bed: The Kiss - 1892
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – In Bed: The Kiss – 1892

Roy Lichtenstein – Kiss V – 1964

Although he painted many other kissing couple, Kiss V happens to be one of my favorite! Stylizing them in a pop-art manner while enlarging the emotional embrace to a point in which it is to be considered iconic. This painting is a refined interpretation of a comic book illustration taking the trend to state of art era. It is not clear whether or not the two have just been reunited or they’re saying a painful goodbye!

Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Roy Lichtenstein - Kiss V - 1964
Most Famous Kissing Art Pieces: Roy Lichtenstein – Kiss V – 1964

I hope you enjoyed this article on the most famous art pieces! Let us know which is your favorite in the comments bellow!